Haller - Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education

The SPR Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors announces that the Jack Haller Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education has been renamed. As of 2019, the award is deemed: 

The Jack O. Haller-Thomas L. Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education

As background, in 2004 Jack Haller passed away and his friend Tom Slovis asked the SPR Foundation Board of Directors to establish an award in Jack’s memory to recognize excellence in pediatric radiology education.  The Foundation Board approved the request and Tom seeded the fund with the inaugural donation of $10,000. Tom continued to support the Haller fund in subsequent years.  

We hope you agree that it is fitting that the award that celebrates excellence in pediatric radiology education, also through this renaming, now also celebrates the lasting impact of friendship and goodwill. 

The first recipient of the The Jack O. Haller-Thomas L. Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education award is Mahesh Thapa, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital.  

Dr. Thapa was nominated by his colleagues and trainees, past and present: 
Ronald A. Cohen M.D. FAAP, Medical Director, Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, Children's Hospital Oakland
Randy Otto, MD, Director, Dept. of Pediatric Radiology, Seattle Children's Hospital
Taylor Chung, MD, SPR President 
Elliot Rinzler, MD, Pediatric Radiology Fellow 
Jason Wright, MD, Former Fellow 
Teresa Chapman, MD, Former Fellow 


Recipients of the Jack O. Haller Award 2003 - 2018


  • 2017 - Janet R. Reid, MD

  • 2016 - Melvin Senac, MD

  • 2015 - Laura Fenton, MD

  • 2014 - Tal Laor, MD

  • 2014 - Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro, MD

  • 2013 - Gary L. Hedlund, DO

  • 2012 - Richard Markowitz, MD

  • 2011 - Paul Kleinman, MD

  • 2010 - George A. Taylor, MD

  • 2009 - Michael A. DiPietro, MD

  • 2008 - Sara Abramson-Squire, MD

  • 2007 - Cindy Miller, MD

  • 2006 - John O'Connor, MD

  • 2006 - William Cranley, MD

  • 2005 - Alan Daneman, MD

Necessary Details

  Jack O. Haller To nominate an individual for this award, submit completed application packet to jboylan@acr.org by October 15 or the first business day following the 15th, if the 15th is on a weekend. 

Application packet includes: 
Nomination letter 
One letter of support from a past trainee 
One letter of support from a current trainee
 
Thomas L. Slovis

Donations to support this award can be sent to: 

SPR Research and Education Foundation
Haller - Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191